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Escambia County Seniors Participate in Annual Law Day

Over a year ago, the Alabama Supreme Court suspended all jury trials because of COVID-19. However, as the world reopens and goes back to normal, these trials have resumed. Fourteen Escambia County seniors were sworn in as jurors as part of the 2021 Law Day program as part of the first jury trial since courts… Read more

New Coastal Growers Facility in Atmore Industrial Park

It’s official. Atmore, Alabama is ready and set to grow its economy, and it’s all thanks to the mighty peanut and an $87 million investment.  The new Coastal Growers shelling facility recently broke ground in Atmore Industrial Park and is on the way to employ 150 full-time workers to serve as an epicenter for peanut… Read more

Atmore’s Historic Strand Theatre Receives Joint RCD $150K Grant

It was one century ago that the historic Strand Theatre came to life in downtown Atmore, living its glory days to draw film enthusiasts out for movie night from Atmore and the North Escambia area of Florida and Alabama counties. Residents recall fond memories of seeing their favorite blockbusters like Jaws, Valley of the Dolls,… Read more

Statewide Mask Order Extended

With COVID-19 having reached its one-year mark in its pandemic status, vaccination distribution is well under way. Many states have already lifted their mandated mask order for their residents and guests. Alabama is not one of them—yet. Governor Kay Ivey recently extended the Safer at Home Order, which includes a statewide mask requirement, until April… Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out within strategic phases, you may have questions about the vaccine and how it is being administered. Atmore residents and business owners are the city’s No. 1 priority, which is why we continue to provide the latest updates from The Alabama Department of Public Health. Check in with… Read more

Mask Order Extended Through March 5

Alabama’s “Safer at Home” order was set to expire on January 22 at 5 p.m. However Gov. Kay Ivey extended the order to March 5 at 5 p.m. This was Gov. Ivey’s 22nd State of the Emergency proclamation made in response to the coronavirus.  Gov. Ivey was urged by health officials to continue to mask… Read more

Plans to Finish Atmore Bridges in Progress

It looks like the year 2021 is on its way to offering smoother navigation of roads and bridges in the City of Atmore and surrounding areas. It’s all thanks to Rebuild Alabama, the county’s road resurfacing program, which includes the completion of several projects in the region. The Escambia County Commissioner’s plan hopes to have… Read more

ECCPC Granted $105K for Youth Programs in Atmore

As the largest city in Escambia County, Atmore has grown into an attractive town to call home for families and businesses. This includes an active youth that offers great potential to the future of Atmore. As with many growing cities, socio-economic disadvantages and a simple lack of resources can challenge communities, as well as the… Read more

100+ Jobs Coming to Atmore Thanks to Peanut Shelling Plant

Alabama has long been a key player in the peanut farming industry. Miles of primed land and warmer temperatures lay the perfect groundwork for its nutty goodness. As farmers work their magic, Coastal Growers LLC is investing $87 million to build a peanut-shelling plant and storage facility in Atmore, further designating the area as a… Read more

Affected by Hurricane Sally? Know Your Facts

Residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast have been greatly affected by Hurricane Sally and its destructive aftermath. This includes many people in Alabama, including the City of Atmore. Trying to help those affected sort through fact and fiction during recovery efforts, the department of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, offered these responses… Read more